Kalamazoo is a cultural hub for artists, makers and entrepreneurs of all stripes.
Home to the #1 beer and brewery in America, award-winning spirits, talented artists and an abundant farm-to-table scene; Get to know some of the people at the heart of Kalamazoo's maker culture.
Learn a Craft
At the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center you can learn traditional arts like papermaking, printmaking, book binding, letterpress, creative writing, paper marbling, calligraphy and more.
At Combat Ready Art you can learn various ironworking methods and processes, including blacksmithing, knife making, and welding. Classes are open to individuals ages 9 and up (with parent/guardian present) as well as couples, families, team building and more.
Glass Art Kalamazoo offers a variety of classes and experiences in glass blowing, lampworking, bead making, kiln fusing, and cold working.